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The Girl With Red Scarf (1978)
Selvi boylum, al yazmalim (original title)
Fiction, 90 min
Production country   Turkey
Language   Turkish
Director   Atif Yilmaz
Scriptwriters   Chingiz Aitmatov, Ali Ozgenturk
Producer   Arif Keskiner
Plot keywords    
drama, Romance
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A classic and endlessly watchable love story that never dates… Inspired by the novel of acclaimed Soviet writer Cengiz Aytmatov, Atıf Yılmaz adapts one of history’s greatest love stories to the screen with the greatest finesse. It is said, in fact, that the French poet Aragon described The Girl With The Red Scarf as the world’s greatest love story. We begin by being lured into the captivating world of İlyas, a truck driver who delivers sand to a dam construction, his newly acquired wife Asya and their young son Samet. But the legendary love affair between Asya and İlyas is soon shaken by jealousy, an alcohol habit and extra-marital affair. İlyas, who genuinely loves his wife but is hampered by an ever weakening character, ends up walking out when job-related problems come to a head. The helpless Asya is left with their son to cope alone. She waits patiently for her husband to return… Until she runs into Cemşit, a sympathetic figure who Samet soon begins to identify as his father. When she finally surrenders to his affections, life takes on an entirely new hue. But then, years later, İlyas suddenly appears from nowhere, demanding his wife and child back. His arrival rekindles the questions that have preoccupied hearts and minds since time immemorial. What is love? What makes a lover? What makes a spouse? What makes a father?… And which is harder: to go back or not to go back? 
Awards: Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Second Film Antalya • Best Actress Taskent
Technical Specifications Image / Sound
Color / Black & White   Color
Sound format   Mono
Production format   35mm
Distribution format   35mm
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